Hamm's Special Light | Hamm's Brewing Co.

Hamm's Special LightHamm's Special Light
BA SCORE
2.5/5
93 Ratings
Hamm's Special LightHamm's Special Light
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hamm's Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
millercoors.com

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-20-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,991
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
93
pDev:
30%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
13
Trade:
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Photo of Ri0
2.81/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Tracker83
2.9/5  rDev +16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of KarlHungus
4.11/5  rDev +64.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear pale gold color. With a big, frothy head that recedes somewhat quickly into sparse lacing. For the style this beer is quite colorful. The aroma is corny, and bready. For the style the aroma is quite strong, and surprisingly pleasant. The taste is more corn forward than the aroma, but there is still some breadiness in the background. Again, it is quite flavorful for a Light Lager. The mouthfeel is on the fuller side of light bodied with a velvety texture, and appropriately high carbonation. Although it is lighter bodied it is still fuller than any other light Lager I've tasted. Overall, this beer is excellent when reviewed to style, and nice when thought of as a beer in general. I'd drink it again on a hot day without reservation.

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Photo of emerge077
3.03/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Saw this for cheap and decided to bite. Regular Hamms isn't bad for a macro lager, and it's warming up out.
Served in a 12 oz. Hamms goblet. Rated to style.

Supe pale anemic gold, momentary sudsy head and sparse lacing. Faint inoffensive lager yeast aroma.
Apple, cracker, and flaked corn flavors. Very clean with no aftertaste. It's got a little bit of astringency. Alternately overcarbed at first, becoming thin and watery halfway through. Overall it's very inoffensive and very simple and clean.
Pretty drinkable for what it is. Not a bad lawnmower beer, it also makes a decent shandy with San Pellegrino limonata.

Sad that the original brewery has sat vacant for 20 years now.
RIP Johnnies, aka the Hamms Bar.

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Photo of StevenH
2/5  rDev -20%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of mcrawford
3/5  rDev +20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GLBClover85
3.24/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

It is what it is. For 9.99 a 30 pack at Kroger id pick it up before bud miller or Coors. Obviously it's not craft beer but for an AAL it's a solid choice. Regular Hamms taste better than the special light but you can drink plenty of these without getting drunk.

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Photo of emwild12
1.75/5  rDev -30%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of hozersr
2.23/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of dcall384
1.68/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of luke12345
2.82/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tdm168
2.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Fargrow
1.96/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of RickyBfromCT
1.75/5  rDev -30%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Oreland_PA
3.7/5  rDev +48%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

$12.99 for a 30 brick. What's not to like? Can't beat it for the price

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Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
2.52/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ForNDirish
4.83/5  rDev +93.2%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of spycow
2.42/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jpuetz
2.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of SteveJeremy
3.12/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of puboflyons
2.54/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

From the 12 fl. oz can marked Sep 14-15 on the bottom. Sampled on July 2, 2015.

Yellow, highly carbonated pour with a big white fizzy head. Looks like an adjunct should.

The aroma is toast, corn grits, vegetable oil, and grassy hops.

Watery body.

Sweet. Biscuit. Clean finish. Like most adjunct light beers. I could pound down 4 or 5 of these in a short period of time. Nothing structural to it but hey - $14 for a 30 pack? Well now, what will I do with the other 29?

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Photo of Knapp85
1.94/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Flavor fades faster than Johnny Manziel's NFL career on this one.

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2.18/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of entenduintransit
1/5  rDev -60%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This and the regular Hamm's are the only beers I've ever had at a frat party that made me say I'd rather just stay sober than drink another beer.

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Photo of kguyty
2.31/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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Hamm's Special Light from Hamm's Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 2.5 out of 5 with 93 ratings
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